Wabash, Illinois Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, GM&O, Rock Island and many more roads crisscrossed in central Illinois. Richard Ward recorded the best in full color.
The book includes quite a few Wabash first-generation diesels and passenger trains, GM&O first and second-generation diesels, some Illinois Terminal, Illinois Central and pool power from Western roads. The Joliet photographs are from the mid-1970s. No steam in this book.
Contents: Railroads in the Land of Lincoln, pp. 3-5, Decatur, pp. 6-58, Springfield, pp. 59-67, Bloomington, pp. 68-84, Joliet, pp. 85-101, Champaign-Urbana, pp. 102-115, Tolono to Effingham, pp. 116-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.